Solar energy

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City Building Closures Scale Back San Jose Solar Power Plans

An ambitious plan to convert more than two dozen city-owned buildings to solar power could be scaled back because the city plans to shutter most of the libraries and community centers where the solar panels would be installed.

09/27/2011

(AP)

Dozens Of San Jose City Buildings May Go Solar

San Jose is trying to expand its investment in solar energy, with a proposal to put solar panels on more than two dozen city owned buildings, a project that fits in nicely with the city’s green goals.

09/21/2011

(L-R) Chris Gronet lead U.S. President Barack Obama and Ben Bierman on a tour of  Solyndra (Paul Chinn-Pool/Getty Images)

Solyndra Bankruptcy Could Dry Up Solar Industry Funding

FREMONT (KCBS) – While many venture capitalists remain bullish about solar companies, a Republican call for further investigation of how bankrupt Solyndra spent millions in federal loans could mean less public money for the solar […]

CONNECT WITH KCBS–09/01/2011

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Bay Area Environmental Groups Oppose San Benito Solar Project

An unusual lawsuit is pitting environmentalists against solar power advocates in San Benito County. It’s over a proposal for a 399 megawatt solar farm in Panoche Valley, a ranchland area in San Benito County.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/09/2011

Graphic of the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis facility. (solarfuelshub.org)

Ceremony Held For New Berkeley Solar Fuels Facility

The new 18,000-square-foot facility was made possible by a $122 million award by the U.S. Department of Energy that will pay for its first five years of operations.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/03/2011

(AP)

East San Jose Solar Project Saved Teacher Jobs

Money saved by using solar electricity at Piedmont Hills High School has kept 30 teachers there from getting pink slips, school officials said Friday.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/20/2011

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California Sets Nation’s Highest Renewable Power Goals

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation requiring California utilities to get one-third of their power from renewable sources, giving the state the most aggressive alternative energy mandate in the U.S.

CBS San Francisco–04/12/2011

Google Invests $168M In Solar Energy Project

Google is investing $168 million in an alternative power project that aims to produce enough solar energy to light 140,000 homes.

CBS San Francisco–04/11/2011

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First-Of-Its-Kind Solar Plant Approved For California Desert

For the first time, federal land managers gave final approval Tuesday for the construction of two large solar installations on public lands that could power hundreds of thousands of homes with renewable energy.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–10/06/2010

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